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GrowNYC's Governors Island Teaching Garden is a 21,000 square foot urban farm that aims to engage, excite, and educate its visitors in all aspects of urban farming. Field trips are available from April through November for NYC students (K-12), who have the opportunity to plant, water, harvest, and taste the garden's wide array of vegetables, herbs, and fruits.
Please Note: Field trips to Governors Island Teaching Garden require a 10-15 minute ferry ride that departs promptly at 10:00am and 11:00am from the Battery Maritime Building. The garden is a 15-to-20-minute walk from the ferry.
We are selective about scheduling classes based on perceived ability to make the ferry on time. Being able to take public transit is highly preferred. If you require the use of a DOE bus, your school cannot be more than a 25 minute drive away and must attend the field trip departing on the 10am ferry.
By booking a field trip below, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to follow our policies: https://www.grownyc.org/files/upload/governors_island_teaching_garden_policies_2020_3.pdf
There are picnic tables in the garden for classes to eat their packed lunches. We ask teachers and chaperones to assist with waste sorting from lunches (garbage, recycling, and compost). There are also several eating areas on Governors Island for classes to visit when the island is open to the public.
There are two portable toilets in the garden. Bathrooms with plumbing are available in the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan, on the ferry, and on GI next to the ferry.
You must cancel at least three weeks in advance of your trip.